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We support the celebration of life by sharing information, resources and solidarity. We provide support in institution development, documentation and training, publishing, human rights education, advocacy and campaigns.

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Proposed goals and targets on sustainable development for the post 2015 development agenda

INTRODUCTION AND PROPOSED GOALS AND TARGETS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FOR THE POST2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Poverty eradication is the greatest global challenge facing the world today and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are therefore committed to freeing humanity from poverty and hunger as a matter of urgency.

Four ways how Congress can win in 2014.... and one reason why they won't

Four reasons how Congress can win in 2014.... and one why they won't
The vote share of the Congress has been going down since 1980, and it is only assassinations that gave it a periodic emotional bump. Even the 2004 elections saw an inconclusive result till the first round was over in UP and the BJP projected a national role for a bloodstained apparatchik (albeit a rebellious one). A terrified minority community voted Congress (Indira) enmass, helping it cross the magic threshold.

winsight 17: Purposive networking

Purposive Networking

The ten commandments—the ten ‘C’s—of networking are: common values, core competence, critical mass, complementarities, creativity, cost, control, credit, change and complexities. Forming a critical mass is an important part of networking.

The India Report: State of the Nation 2013

This page has the latest reports and statistics about the development indicators for India. By definition it is work in progress and will be continuously updated as data comes in. It will be consolidated and finalised at the end of the year as the 'State of the Nation Report'

Tools to monitor the Implementation of the SCs&STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989

The implementation of the SCs and STs (PoA) Act 1989 and Rules 1995 can be tracked systematically by the precise provisions of the Act and Rules.

Given below are the entire set of documents that go from the Act to the Rules and then the tools to monitor this Act. They will tell you all you need to know in a practical, step by step guide.

Use the set along with the Right to Information Act 2005 (RTI).

Download the whole set and use!

Justice for 8 innocent Adivasis (3 minors) killed in police firing, Katharwa, Bihar.

Jharkhand Human Rights Movement
C/o-Mr. Suleman Odeya, Near Don Bosci ITC Gate, Khorha Toli, Kokar, Ranchi -834001. 0651-3242752 Email: jhrmindia@gmail.com

Ref: JHRM/PI/2013/03 Date: 29/06/2013

To,
Sri Pranab Mukherjee,
President of India,
Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110004
India.

NAPM declaration 2012: Time to say stop to “Development” itself

Time to say stop to “Development” itself

9th biennial convention of NAPM concludes with resolve to fight neo-liberalism and work for its alternatives

Duleep Matthai Nature Conservation Fellowship

The Duleep Matthai Nature Conservation Fellowship Programme

Vocabulary of Commons

The ‘Vocabulary of commons’ is a socio-linguistic enquiry into the legal and livelihood consequences of the term ‘commons’ – a search for a vocabulary that reflects a commons approach to a life with dignity in harmony with Gaia and communitarian aspirations. It is to strengthen community articulation and make their voices heard in the ongoing efforts of dialogue between communities, academics, practitioners and decision makers. The book is co-authored by over 30 practitioners, intellectuals and researchers.

UID. UIDAI, AADHAAR: The promise, the premise and performance—a reality check

**If you are looking for a compilation of different articles on UIDAI go to
http://aadhaar-articles.blogspot.com.au/
http://aadhararticles.blogspot.com (AND)
http://www.delicious.com/golisoda/uid**
Periodic updates at http://openspace.org.in/UIDaadhaarsecurity2012

for a humourous take
http://thefishpond.in/edwin/2010/uid-scrapped-nascum-calls-for-bharath-bandh/#more-1041 (AND)
http://openspace.org.in/UIDAadhaartoptenreasons

** A good short guide http://www.scribd.com/doc/64484088/UID-for-Dummies
**their response http://epw.in/epw/uploads/articles/15120.pdf **

Aadhaar, meaning ‘foundation’ or ‘base’ (ironically al-Qa'ida!) is India’s attempt to provide an Unique Identity (UID) number to every person residing in india (and presumably every Indian citizen whether living in India or not).

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on Republic Day (26th January)

On 26th January 1950, we are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics, we will have equality and in social and economic structure, continue to deny the principle of one man one value.

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